Jordan Clarkson being tapped for Gilas squad for Asian Games

first_imgFILE – Jordan Clarkson during one of his practices with Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas needs a lift in the coming Asian Games and Jordan Clarkson can definitely provide the star power to fill in the gaps.The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas is now actively preoccupied in bringing the Filipino-American from the Cleveland Cavaliers to play for the men’s basketball team in the Games scheduled Aug. 18-Sept. 2 in Jakarta, Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team PBA commissioner Willie Marcial said he was briefed by SBP officials on the proposed plan to include the 6-foot-5 guard in the lineup.“Clarkson will be a great addition to the team in the Asian Games. I was told that they are now working on getting him in time for the competition,’’ Marcial told the Inquirer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img LATEST STORIES But bringing over Clarkson, who holds a Philippine passport, will be quite tricky for the SBP.The local basketball federation should first get the approval of the Cavaliers and work around a schedule that will not run in conflict with Clarkson’s commitments in the NBA.“It’s an option we are exploring,’’ said SBP president Al Panlilio in a text message.Once approved by the Cavaliers management, the Philippine Olympic Committee will seek the blessings of the Indonesian Asian Games Organizing Committee (Inasgoc) to facilitate Clarkson’s accreditation.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Beefed up by PBA players and naturalized center Marcus Douthit, the Philippines placed seventh in the previous Asian Games in 2014 held in Incheon, South Korea.Though Gilas was depleted after figuring in an ugly brawl with the Australian men’s basketball team, the suspensions levied by the International Basketball Federation (Fiba) on 10 Filipino players will in no way affect the country’s participation in the Asian Games. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Beasley: New Lakers vets can form solid core around LeBronlast_img

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